Proposal | reboot11
Reboot's own X Prize
Let's define a solvable problem and fund a competition for schoolkids
My proposal, for this Reboot theme of Action, is that we all part-contribute (€10) to a Reboot Prize fund; a smaller-scale, achievable competition to solve a defined issue, for the good of our wider society...
I guess a lot of us have been inspired by the X Prize ( www.xprize.org ), which is a nifty way to challenge (and reward) people and small groups (NOT non-government/BigCos) to solve a defined problem.
(From en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ansari_X_Prize ):
“The X PRIZE was modeled after many prizes from the early 20th century that helped prod the development of air flight, including most notably the $25,000 Orteig Prize that spurred Charles Lindbergh to make his solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean...”
My proposal, for this Reboot theme of Action, is that we all part-contribute (€10) to a Reboot Prize fund; a smaller-scale, achievable competition to solve a defined issue, for the good of our wider society.
Everyone donates €10 (aim: €4,000 fund), and we come up with a few ideas of problems we think would be worthwhile solving.
Over the Reboot week, we all get to vote on the problem we want to see offered as the challenge.
We announce the winning challenge at Reboot, and use the assembled social/professional networks of Rebooters to spread word of the challenge+prize.
Reboot.dk should act as trustee for the cash, and also be final adjudicator for the challenge.
Interested in people’s reactions to the general idea AND any suggestions of problems that people would like to submit to be considered for the prize.
(Tip: the problem must be a definition of the issue, not any guidance on how it could be achieved).